I've been eyeing this dress from See By Chloe for a little bit now, and as I'm no professional seamstress, I do however have some years of playing around with my sewing machine and whipping up some semi-reasonable projects. Yup, you guessed it. I'm about to attempt to re-create a similar dress, as the pattern looks manageable and I'm in no way able to afford the $495 price tag on the original. Wish me luck! And I'll be keeping you updated on the progress(or failure)(smiles).

Ever attempted something similar like this? Advice? Thoughts?

Kick Up Your Heels - Or Brogues

Lately I've been on a brogues kick. Not sure why, maybe because they're bad ass, or maybe I just get obsessed with something pretty and must seek out the vast selection available as to not short-change myself. This morning I came across these beauties by Ralph Lauren Collection, but being the student I am, came up a little short(okay a lot short) on the $665 price tag.
Happily though I came across an almost identical pair by Steve Madden. Whoo hoo look alikes!

(Ralph Lauren Collection Cream/Black Brinkley $665)
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(Steve Madden Women's Tuxxedo $69.95)
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Just to get this out and make this clear right away I'm am adamantly opposed to 'knock-offs', ie. counterfeit goods masquerading as the original/real thing. But I'm not opposed to items that are made inspirationally from other items.
My take is that there are rarely new items produced that are indeed of a profound, new, and never been made before nature, that almost every fashion related item produced is indeed inspired by another(purposefully or not). This is a very subjective subject, as 'to each their own', as it should be, but buying straight up 'knock-offs' produced under horrible illegal conditions/practices is just WRONG - so please don't it.

Glorious Graphics

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Victoria Beckham was spotted in this little Dolce & Gabbana number not too long ago, and when I saw it I loved the graphic print and body hugging cut - very 60's bombshell. I recently came across a similar dress by Nicole Miller. Although darker, more like the opposite version of Dolce's, the dress is just as lovely none-the-less. I know neither are on spot with Spring's trends but I just had to post I adore them so much!

Bright + Sunny

Tube swim dress: Target
Scarf: Target
Cardigan: Old Navy
Necklace: Vintage
Sunglasses: Forever 21
Jeans: AE
Heels: Vintage

Easter was rush rush rush, and busy busy busy, but the weather was sunny and crisp and called for something cheery to match! Easter was also the day I left for my holiday in San Diego so I wore something easy and comfortable.
Spending time with family was so nice. The kiddos always make for great entertainment!

Hope your Easter holiday was lovely!

San Diego & Sun

Sorry for the lack of posts as of late. I am on holiday in sunny San Diego! I will begin posting again starting Fri.

Balmain - FAIL

Balmain Fail
(Balmain - Slashed army t-shirt $1,625)

When I saw this, I thought for sure it must be an April Fools gag. But alas, ummm no, it's not. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the worn-in distressed look, but actual holes you can pratically fit your fist in, that's something different all together. Insult to injury? Add a price tag of, well lets see, $1,625, and you come up with a big fat FAIL. So sad as I adore Balmain, but this is just a waste of material.

If you're thinking of sporting the distressed/holes t-shirt look, save yourself a fortune and break out your trusty ole' scissors! Done. And done.

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